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Ramon & Maria Rodriguez, the owners of Home Helpers & Direct Link of Amsterdam and RAMA Real Properties LLC, also proud parents of two sons Amauris and Alex. Ramon & Maria are both from the Dominican Republic and have been married for 34 years, prior to opening Home Helpers & Direct Link, Ramon serve 20 years in the U.S. Army followed by 11 years with RCIL a local organization serving people with disabilities in the Amsterdam, area. Maria spent much of her career as military spouse working retail jobs followed by 8 years with RCIL as a coordinator for in-home care. After living and working in the local care industry, they began to see how many families in the community could appreciate a helpful hand.

They opened Home Helpers & Direct Link of Amsterdam in May, 2011, providing in-home care and companionship to seniors, new and expectant mothers, working parents and individuals requiring recuperative or continuing care. Between the two of them they have a wealth of cultural, patient care, customer service, personal care coordination, administration, and interpersonal experience. They believe in caring for their clients and employees as if they were members of their own family. They are currently serving approximately 150 clients with approximately 200 employees.

Not only are they passionate about serving clients, they have also served in several nonprofit boards and committees in our community.

Hear From the
Families We Serve

  • I would tell a friend that Home Helpers has provided a human element for me. The caregiver from Home Helpers takes me out to get my groceries and I appreciate that she is able to take her little truck and bring home plants for me.

    Grace N.
  • Our family cannot say enough about the professionalism and reliability we have experienced with the entire Home Helpers organization. They have certainly improved Mom’s quality of life and helped us have some peace of mind. We have complete confidence in the elderly home care provided by Home Helpers.

    Rosemary I.

We're Here to Help

You have an
urgent situation

You need support you can trust immediately.

We will
come to you

With our free In-Home Care Assessment and Home Safety Assessment we can help you through this tough time in the comfort of your own home.

You have a loved one who is in declining health

You want to keep in their beloved home, but need to know their needs are being cared for.

We'll help you with a plan

With our comprehensive care program, we create a customized plan specific to your loved one's needs.

Intro to In-Home Care
You need additional
support

You have been providing care, but need additional help who can care for your loved one with the same passion that you do.

Exceptional
Caregivers

Our caregivers are trained and insured. We'll be part of your family, help with the day, and celebrate your loved one.

Our Caregivers

Our Blog

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  • Home Helpers & Direct Link of Amsterdam Celebrates Caregiver Appreciation Day
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Awards and Associations

  • Best of Home Care Leader 2020
  • Best of Home Care Employer 2020
  • BBB A+
  • Best of Home Care Provider 2020
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • 2019 Entrepreneur Franchise 500
  • International Franchise Association
  • Best of Home Care Provider of Choice 2016
  • Best of Home Care Provider of Choice 2018
  • Best of Home Care Provider of Choice 2019
  • Best of Home Care Employer of Choice 2018
  • Best of Home Care Employer of Choice 2019
  • Home Care Association of America